As True Blood embarks on its fifth season, many viewers are already wondering about the sixth season and beyond.
Writer/producer Alexander Woo tells The Vault that the show can keep going for the foreseeable future.
"I do think there is certainly more story to tell," he says, acknowledging there are monetary considerations that he has no control over.
"I think we’ve seen the life of most shows on HBO, and most serialized shows are between 5 and 10 years. And vampires’ don’t age, but people do, but it’s OK because they’re all in great shape. The show is more like humans than it is like vampires."
The one thing many fans of any drama fear is the abrupt cancellation of their show. Alexander hopes that won't happen with True Blood.
"Emotionally, as a fan of the show I think it would be a shame if we did not land the plane," he says. "We have told really sort of an epic story over a huge period of time and to stop it in mid-air would be, as a story teller, very unsatisfying to me ... That’s the one thing that the writers have talked about as wanting more than anything else to be able to tell an ending to the story. Everyone one associated with the show wants that and I do believe that everyone’s intentions are for that to happen."
Now, it's just up to HBO to do the right thing!
Source: The Vault